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HF 1194

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/28/2017 05:06pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/14/2017

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; modifying provisions related to mental health services;
providing reimbursement for institutions of mental disease for children; requiring
a comprehensive analysis and report on intensive mental health services for
children; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.0945, subdivisions 2,
4.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.0945, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Covered services.

All services must be included in a child's individualized
treatment or multiagency plan of care as defined in chapter 245.

For facilities that are not institutions for mental diseases according to federal statute and
regulation, medical assistance covers mental health-related services that are required to be
provided by a residential facility under section 245.4882 and administrative rules promulgated
thereunder, except for room and board.new text begin For residential facilities determined by the federal
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to be an institution for mental diseases, medical
assistance covers medically necessary mental health services provided by the facility
according to section 256B.055, subdivision 13, except for room and board.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.0945, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Payment rates.

(a) Notwithstanding sections 256B.19 and 256B.041, payments
to counties for residential services provided new text beginunder this section new text endby a residential facility shallnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1) for services provided by a residential facility that is not an institution for mental
diseases,
new text endonly be made of federal earnings for services provided deleted text beginunder this sectiondeleted text end, and the
nonfederal share of costs for services provided under this section shall be paid by the county
from sources other than federal funds or funds used to match other federal funds. Payment
to counties for services provided according to this section shall be a proportion of the per
day contract rate that relates to rehabilitative mental health services and shall not include
payment for costs or services that are billed to the IV-E program as room and boarddeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (2) for services provided by a residential facility that is determined to be an institution
for mental diseases, be equivalent to the federal share of the payment that would have been
made if the residential facility were not an institution for mental diseases. The portion of
the payment representing what would be the nonfederal shares shall be paid by the county.
Payment to counties for services provided according to this section shall be a proportion of
the per day contract rate that relates to rehabilitative mental health services and shall not
include payment for costs or services that are billed to the IV-E program as room and board.
new text end

(b) Per diem rates paid to providers under this section by prepaid plans shall be the
proportion of the per-day contract rate that relates to rehabilitative mental health services
and shall not include payment for group foster care costs or services that are billed to the
county of financial responsibility. Services provided in facilities located in bordering states
are eligible for reimbursement on a fee-for-service basis only as described in paragraph (a)
and are not covered under prepaid health plans.

(c) Payment for mental health rehabilitative services provided under this section by or
under contract with an American Indian tribe or tribal organization or by agencies operated
by or under contract with an American Indian tribe or tribal organization must be made
according to section 256B.0625, subdivision 34, or other relevant federally approved
rate-setting methodology.

(d) The commissioner shall set aside a portion not to exceed five percent of the federal
funds earned for county expenditures under this section to cover the state costs of
administering this section. Any unexpended funds from the set-aside shall be distributed to
the counties in proportion to their earnings under this section.

Sec. 3. new text beginCHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of human services shall conduct a comprehensive analysis of
Minnesota's continuum of intensive mental health services and shall develop
recommendations for a sustainable and community-driven continuum of care for children
with serious mental health needs, including children currently being served in residential
treatment. The commissioner's analysis shall include, but not be limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) data related to access, utilization, efficacy, and outcomes for Minnesota's current
system of residential mental health treatment for a child with a severe emotional disturbance;
new text end

new text begin (2) potential expansion of the state's psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF)
capacity, including increasing the number of PRTF beds and conversion of existing children's
mental health residential treatment programs into PRTFs;
new text end

new text begin (3) the capacity need for PRTF and other group settings within the state if adequate
community-based alternatives are accessible, equitable, and effective statewide;
new text end

new text begin (4) recommendations for expanding alternative community-based service models to
meet the needs of a child with a serious mental health disorder who would otherwise require
residential treatment and potential service models that could be utilized, including data
related to access, utilization, efficacy, and outcomes;
new text end

new text begin (5) models of care used in other states; and
new text end

new text begin (6) analysis and specific recommendations for the design and implementation of new
service models, including analysis to inform rate setting as necessary.
new text end

new text begin The analysis shall be supported and informed by extensive stakeholder engagement.
Stakeholders include individuals who receive services, family members of individuals who
receive services, providers, counties, health plans, advocates, and others. Stakeholder
engagement shall include interviews with key stakeholders, intentional outreach to individuals
who receive services and the individual's family members, and regional listening sessions.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall provide a report with specific recommendations and timelines
for implementation to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over children's mental
health policy and finance by November 15, 2018.
new text end